Acute Necrotising Encephalitis associated with Influenza inf
ABSTRACT
Background:
cute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANEC) is a rare childhood disease, first described in Japan by Mizuguchi and is characterized by symmetric necrotic brain lesions in thalamus, cerebral white matter, brainstem, and cerebellum. Case characteristics: We present here 2 cases of ANEC in previously healthy child with Influenza A and Influenza B infection. Outcome: Both patients were left with severe neuro-morbidity. Message: Although influenza is generally a self-limiting illness, clinicians should be alert in any child presenting with acute mental status changes in the setting of influenza infection. ...

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